With Star Trek: Picard set to wrap up its third and final season sometime next year, fans of the series and the titular former captain have wondered what exactly the future holds for everyone involved. Considering that the series has dealt with ideas around mortality and aging (and time itself) it’s a relevant question to wonder how exactly this story wraps up. Well, while we don’t have specifics on the plot, we do have some news on where some of the story goes. The latest Giant Freakin Robot exclusive from our trusted and proven source has it that a Star Trek: Picard movie is in the works from Paramount. This would at least extend things beyond the series.
Plot points for the Star Trek: Picard movie are thin right now which makes sense considering we still don’t know how this second season of the series will even wrap up. They are halfway through the ten-episode run now with the series taking a decidedly different turn this time around in figuring out the true reality of Patrick Stewart’s character’s situation.
And obviously, this Star Trek: Picard movie could end up finishing off whatever story they have planned for Season 3 of the series. Big things appear to be in store on that front with the announcement this past week that nearly the entire cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation will share the screen with Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard at some point. We’ve already seen this mostly play out through the first two seasons with Brent Spider as Data, Jonathan Frakes as Riker, Whoopi Goldberg as Guinan, and John de Lancie as Q (among others) working their way back into the story. And it’s now said that LeVar Burton’s Geordi La Forge and Michael Dorn’s Worf will take part in the third, and final, season of the series.
From a franchise perspective, a Star Trek: Picard movie makes perfect sense. It is likely to act as the culminating story for this character and the world they have been building ever since he was introduced all the way back in 1987. After seven seasons of The Next Generation, plus four feature-length films in that timeline as well, there is plenty to draw from for a way to wrap things up. That latter piece is only an assumption of course, but Patrick Stewart is nearly 82 years old and we are still looking a couple (at least) years into the future here.
And it stands to reason that a Star Trek: Picard movie would garner significant critical attention if/ when it eventually hits the screens. The first two seasons of the series have been critical darlings, hitting 87% and 94% respectively on Rotten Tomatoes. That being said, fans have been considerably more critical of both offerings with the audience scores sitting at 54% and 45%. Paramount has not released the viewership numbers for this second season yet, but the first time around the show was a record-breaker on CBS All Access, the predecessor of Paramount+.
One would have to think that even though fans have been lukewarm on the series up until this point that a Star Trek: Picard movie would see massive numbers for the studio. The legacy is just too strong at this point.